All posts by David Setford

Connecting Kinsey and TAM: A History of the Exhibition

The arrival of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at the Tacoma Art Museum at the end of July will be a banner event for the Museum, Tacoma, and the Northwest. The exhibition tells an untold story and explores the “myth of absence” – the myth being that African American art and culture … Continue reading Connecting Kinsey and TAM: A History of the Exhibition

An Update On Our Commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

TAM strives to be a welcoming place for all members of our community. We recognize that we have a lot of work to do to achieve that goal. We also recognize that this work must begin internally with our own staff as we work from the inside out to impact all members of our community. … Continue reading An Update On Our Commitments to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Creature Feature: An Online Animal Art Exhibition

Some of the earliest works of art made by people were animals drawn or painted on the wall of caves.   Recently discovered cave art from Indonesia, shows human-animal hybrid figures, warty pigs, and dwarf buffaloes and has been dated to nearly 44,000 years old! Animals have long inspired artists, from those ancient cave-dwellers, to … Continue reading Creature Feature: An Online Animal Art Exhibition

Impressionist Painting: From Pleasure Gardens to the Palais Garnier

There are so many stories to tell when we look at the story of French Impressionism, so many facets to draw out and talk about. Of course, when we look at a group of painters who, to 21st century eyes, produced works that superficially may seem pretty, it is so easy to forget what revolutionaries … Continue reading Impressionist Painting: From Pleasure Gardens to the Palais Garnier